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EVERYTHING YOU NEED

TO KNOW

THE FAMILY

ALEXANDREA

MALLIA

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CO- FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

ACTRESS

Actor, director, producer. Alexandrea Mallia is the founder of company and the director of the Crow Theatre Co. inaugural performance of A Common Martyr, by Michael Weems. As well as the director/head producer of many other Crow shows.

Raised by a New Yorker family she has always had a deep love for the arts. After studying illustration in Japan for several years she moved to NYC to pursue acting. Training specifically in the Meisner technique, at both NYFA and The Artist Gym, with Jacob Mirer. As well as being involved with the 68 Cent Theatre Company.

ALLEGRA

VENTURI

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ACTRESS

HEAD PRODUCTION MANAGER

Allegra Venturi was born and raised in London, UK in Spanish/ Italian household. Prior to pursuing acting, Allegra moved to New York to study at NYU, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Art History and Arts Management in 2018. Her passion and dedication for acting began after taking classes at Tisch in her senior year at NYU.

 

Since then, she has been in numerous short films, taken workshops at schools such as RADA, and was accepted into the One Year Conservatory at Michael Howard Studios. Allegra’s enthusiasm and love for the creative arts spans into a variety of fields, such as pottery, photography, dancing and curatorial work.

ANNA BERMAN

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ACTRESS

PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT

Anna was raised in Merrimack, NH and moved to New York in 2016 to pursue acting. She is one of the original members of The Artist Gym, where many members of Crow Theatre Co met. She continues to study the Meisner technique there and is so grateful for the family it has given her. She worked as a production assistant on the inaugural production of A Common Martyr and is currently on the hunt for the company’s next great play!

SETH LEIGHTON HALE

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ACTOR

LA COLLABORATOR

Seth Leighton Hale is a Meisner Trained actor and performer from Cleveland, Ohio. He has been in shows such as American Idiot, A Common Martyr, Fostered, and is currently working on the new rock musical, Revolutionary!

He was one of the founders of Crow Theatre Company. Starring as a leading character in the company's inaugural production. Along with acting Seth works as a professional photographer. Specializing in actor's headshots.

Follow him on Instagram:@Seth_Leighton_Hale

"Being an actor is a religious calling because you've been given the ability, the gift to inspire humanity." Sanford Meisner

JUSTIN JONES

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ACTOR

LA COLLABORATOR

Justin Jamal Jones was born in Germany into a military family. He moved to and grew up in California, and is of African American and German descent. He now lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Prior to pursuing acting, he spent his high school and college years pursuing modeling in commercial and print. Driven by the need to grow and expand, he made the move across the country to New York to train professionally in acting while still seeking opportunities in both modeling and acting.

His roles primarily center in film with training covering both film and theater. He enjoys complex characters which are inspired by a range of social and political topics including LGBTQ+ representation, crime, and narratives which depict the stories and lives of characters in minority populations.

MATIAS BONINO

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ACTOR

WRITING DEPARTMENT

An Argentine boy born in Boston, Massachusetts, but living in Brooklyn, New York. Matias is a passionate person, with a very lively child at heart, and he can talk forever. He has always felt strongly about story telling; bringing out the most in himself to create a scene, an experience  for himself and others to watch. Some would call it "being over dramatic, lying, or being a clown"; He calls it having fun with a latter Q&A. Whether people liked it or not, all he cares about was people feeling moved in some way, or at least had a thought about the way himself expressed myself, dramatically, or in a comedic way.

IVY DUERR

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ACTRESS

HEAD PLAYWRIGHT

Actress, Playwright, and Director. Ivy Duerr made her debut in the Crow Theatre Company by directing their second production of Pizza Man, by Darlene Craviotto.

Ivy is a graduate from the College of William & Mary with degrees in English and Theatre and with backgrounds in both publicity and theatre education. Ivy has a passion for storytelling and finding connections between people. She also recently started doing standup comedy, so wish her luck with that.

 

NICHOLAS POTTER

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ACTOR

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Actor, Model, Set Designer. A New addition to the Crow Theatre Company, and long time friend of the respected cast members. Moved from his hometown in Delaware to the big city on his 18th birthday in pursuit of the actors dream. Studied Musical Theatre and Film before rediscovering his passion for the stage. Is looking forward to future productions with the talented new company..

"Acting is not about being someone different. It's finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there." Meryl Streep

HALLEY PLATZ

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ACTRESS

PLAYWRIGHT

Halley Platz is a writer-performer originally from Dallas, Texas, now residing in NYC. Her play A Real Bitch was a finalist at Maryland Ensemble Theatre's METLab Summer Festival, July 2018, and a semifinalist at SHE NYC's Summerfest 2019. Most recently, She performed in a reading of Bekah Brunstetter's new play Public Servant with Theatre Breaking Through Barriers NYC, and as a part of the company of the Lower East Side Play Festival.

 She has collaborated with multiple entertainment companies in the Los Angeles and Fort Worth areas including The Echo Theatre Company, Ojai Playwrights Conference, Taco Nite Productions, Amphibian Stage Productions, and Baylor University Theatre.

GENEVIEVE SHI

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ACTRESS

PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT

Genevieve Shi is a bilingual film and stage actress, classical soprano, part-time pianist and full time animal lover. Gen was born and raised in Chongqing, China and graduated from New York Film Academy.

She was most recently seen in Thrive NYC Commerical at Union Square Subway Station, meanwhile having a blast working as the casting director and vocal coach for the Chinese version of musical “Man Of La Mancha” premiered at Symphony Space.

Upon graduation, Gen was cast twice to be on off-Broadway in the new musicals GREEN CARD and COMFORT WOMEN. She was honored to be invited twice to perform as the soloist at both 2017 & 2018 OSCAR CHINA NIGHT in Beverly Hills, LA. Gen also self-produced her own cabaret concert at Triad Theatre, where she brought tears to many audience.

LAWRENCE BLAKE HANNON

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ACTOR

COLLABORATOR

Lawrence Blake Hannon is a dedicated Meisner  trained actor who seeks truth in the work and in life. Before starting his career in acting he lived life as a traveler, living in places like Australia and hopping from country to country in Europe. 

Lawrence is one of the founding members of Crow Theatre Co. He played an important role on and off stage for the inaugural production of A Common Martyr. Recently, he has moved his home base from NYC to his home town in Arkansas, but still plays a large role in the heart of our family.

SINEAD LEWIS

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ACTOR

New Member!

Sinead Lewis is an actress and writer originally from South Africa. A super friendly and welcoming person, Sinead loves working with people and trying new and challenging things. She's dreamed of being a performer since she was very young. Playing dress up and her wild imagination led her to come to America and pursue an acting career. She started off in LA and now made it to New York. What a city! A new journey begins!

"It's the actors who are prepared to make fools of themselves who are usually the ones who come to mean something to the audience." Christian Bale

HANNA ROSE HUNT

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ACTRESS

MARKETING/PUBLICITY TEAM

Hanna Rose Hunt is an actress and photographer from Washington DC who currently resides in Manhattan. She received a BFA from Baylor University and has trained at other various universities such as the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, the Artist Gym, the University of California Los Angeles, Georgetown University, and the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
This summer she will be training at the Neighborhood Playhouse in NYC and studying the Meisner Technique. Her favorite things to do other than create art is spending time with friends and family, traveling, reading and finding new coffee shops!

SNEZHANA

CHERNYAVSKAYA

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ACTRESS

PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT

Snezhana Chernyavskaya was born and raised in Moscow, Russia. Growing up Snezhana was modeling and acting since the age of twelve and was in various commercials and telenovelas until moving to New York City. Snezhana has trained at Ward Acting Studio, Manhattan Comedy School and many others along with taking dancing, singing and art lessons in her spare time. Her most recent work was in a short film "A Cloud in Trousers" where she played Lilia Brick Russian socialite and the love of Vladimir Mayakovsky's life. She is currently involved a theater play in NYC "The Seagull" A comedy in 4 acts by Anton Chekhov. Performed in Russian language and is also a part of Theater 68.

NATASCHA SKYE BUSCHMANN

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ACTRESS

PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT

Natascha Skye Buschmann is a NYC native of Chinese-Malay and German descent. She attended The Chapin School and went on to study theatre and MT at Northwestern University in 2013. After graduating, she continued to work as an acting teaching assistant there for two years, with a focus on Meisner, Shakespeare, Greek Drama and Chekhov. In her summers, Natascha interned at LCT 3, The Mint Theatre Company, and NYGASP. Natascha is also a founding member and former Artistic Director of the Voyeur Theatre Collective with whom she co-wrote, directed, produced, and performed in 5 shows including NEXT LEVEL, which was selected for the Georgetown Fringe Festival in Penang, Malaysia in 2017. Natascha discovered Crow after auditioning for their January 2020 production of A Real Bitch, in which she appeared as Peytie, and is so thrilled to have joined the team!

FRANCESCA SALES

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ACTRESS

New Member!

FRANCESCA SALES (she/her/hers) is an actor originally from the Philippines. She is a proud graduate of East 15 Acting School and the Michael Chekhov Actors Studio Boston, and is currently a member of the Anthony Meindl's Actor Workshop NYC studio. Favorite past projects include: NYC: A Real Bitch (Annalise, Crow Theatre Co.), On the edge of/a cure (Ensemble, The Rogue Players), The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Aunt Em/Glinda, Tier5). London: Antony & Cleopatra (Pompey/Iras, Outcast Theatre Festival), Lobby Hero (Dawn, The Empty Desk), Neaptide (Val, Arcola Theatre). IG: @fransales. 

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